Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Oklahoma City Thunders - 1/4/20 NBA Pick, Odds & Prediction

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Oklahoma City Thunders at Cleveland Cavaliers

Saturday, January 4, 2020 at 7:30 PM (Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse)

OKC -6.5 . Total 212.5

The Oklahoma City Thunder are on the road for a battle with the Cleveland Cavaliers.  The Thunder are (19-15), coming off a 109-103 win over the San Antonio Spurs.  The Cavaliers are (10-24), after falling to the Charlotte Hornets, 109-106.

In the Thunder win over the Spurs, Oklahoma City was guided on offense by Shai Gilgeous-Alexander.  Gilgeous-Alexander recorded 25 points, 7 rebounds, and 5 assists.  The Thunder shot 48% from the floor and 36% from 3-point range.  Oklahoma City was out rebounded by San Antonio, 45 to 43.  The Thunder out scored the Spurs in the paint, 52 to 42.  Oklahoma City did great protecting the ball, committing just 4 turnovers.

In the Cavaliers loss to the Hornets, Cleveland was guided by Kevin Love.  Love registered 18 points, 8 rebounds, and 4 assists.  The Cavaliers lost the game from the foul line.  Cleveland put Charlotte at the line 24 times, watching the Hornets convert on 20 of their attempts.  Cleveland made just 11 from the foul line.  Cleveland committed 14 turnovers in the loss.  

Recent Betting Trends:

Thunder are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games.

Thunder are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games against Cleveland.

The under is 5-0 in Thunder last 5 games.

Cavaliers are 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games.

Cavaliers are 4-11 SU in their last 15 home games.

The under is 10-4 in Cavaliers last 14 games when playing at home against the thunder.

The Cavaliers have been below average at home, have a SU record of 6-11.  Cleveland is also 7-9-1 ATS when at home.  Oklahoma City has been profitable on the road ATS, having gone 11-5.  Cleveland has had trouble defensively all year, the Cavaliers rank 29th in defensive field goal percentage.  The Cavaliers also rank 27th in 3-point defense.  The Thunder are the 7th best team in offensive field goal percentage.  Cleveland is 27th in scoring production, while Oklahoma City is 11th in scoring defense.  I'll side with the Thunder, as Oklahoma City should be able to expose a below average Cleveland defense.  Final score prediction, Thunder will win and cover, 111-103.  

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Chris’s Pick OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER -6.5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.